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Government of Canada Signs International Arrangements for Mutual Support in the Event of an Animal Disease Outbreak

Posted May 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, on the margins of the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE’s) 84th General Session, Canada has signed three arrangements with the purpose of maintaining safe and fair trade of animals and animal products in the event of animal disease out…

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Collaborative Research Project in Support of Sustainable Aquaculture

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

New Brunswick Southwest Member of Parliament Karen Ludwig representing Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Hon.Rick Doucet, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries for the province of New Brunswi…

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Deadline extended for input on licensing consultation

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission is extending the comment period on its proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills. Stakeholders now have until August 31, 2016 to submit input.

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Canadian Nominated to Protect World Plant Health

Posted May 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s leadership in international plant protection receives recognition with the election of Marie-Claude Forest, a leading expert on international phytosanitary standards at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, to the Bureau of the Commission on Ph…

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Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian agriculture and agri-food system is a complex and integrated supply chain that includes input and service suppliers, primary producers, food and beverage processors, food retailers and wholesalers and foodservice providers.

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Canada and Ontario Investing in Beverage Processor in Brampton Supporting Growth in Ontario’s Food and Beverage Processing Sector

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The federal and provincial governments are investing in a Brampton beverage processor, providing new opportunities for the local economy and growing Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.

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Minister of Agriculture Seeking Input on the Current and Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a website designed to seek feedback from stakeholders that will help shape the development of the next agricultural policy framework.

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Report Highlights Agriculture Sector’s Strong Contributions to the Canadian Economy

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada today released the Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System, an annual report that provides historical data on the state of the sector. The report indicates that the Canadian agriculture and agri-food s…

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Canada Finalizes New Agreement for Exportation of Untreated Sawn Wood to Australia

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have established a national certification program that ensures untreated Canadian sawn wood can continue to be exported to Australia.

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Backgrounder: Science Behind Canadian Untreated Sawn Wood Certification Program

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Untreated Sawn Wood certification program was developed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with the technical support of scientists with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

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Compensation available to property owners to assist with tree replanting efforts

Posted May 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Compensation is now available for eligible property owners whose trees are ordered removed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the Asian longhorned beetle.

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Minister MacAulay and Minister Freeland to discuss Government of Canada’s commitment to the Canadian dairy industry

Posted May 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, along with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Jean-Claude Poissant and members…

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Statement by Government of Canada on dairy industry and Canada-European Union trade deal

Posted May 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s commitment to the Canadian dairy industry:

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Grading tables for new wheat classes take effect August 1, 2016

Posted April 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission will adopt primary and export grade determinant tables for the new Canada Northern Hard Red and Canada Western Special Purpose wheat classes on August 1, 2016 as recommended by the Western Standards Committee.

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Minister MacAulay concludes Mission to Japan and South Korea

Posted April 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay concluded an agricultural trade mission to Japan and South Korea today where he was joined by representatives from the Canadian meat, grain and oilseed sectors to emphasize the mutual importance o…

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Japan and South Korea

Posted April 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Tuesday, April 26, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be available for a media teleconference to speak about his trade mission to Japan, where he attended the G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, and South Korea.

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Minister MacAulay attends G7 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting

Posted April 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister MacAulay attends G7 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting

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The Great Celebration of Nature, the Plains of Abraham Rendezvous with Horticulture

Posted April 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Each year, the Great Celebration of Nature brings the magic of spring to the Plains of Abraham. The National Battlefields Commission invites nature lovers to the 21st edition of this friendly rendezvous with horticulture. On Sunday, May 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the green team will throw open the greenhouse doors, greet visitors and offer advice on plants and trees. This year, we welcome guest of honour, Albert Mondor, who will be on the premises to answer visitors’ questions. Some 30 exhibitors specializing in various environmental fields will also be onsite. Activities, distribution of plants, plants of the popular campaign Mon arbre à moi, adventure trails, insects, conference on plants of New France and much more!

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Ontario Updating Soil Map to Support Farmers’ Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Posted April 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

In celebrating Earth Day, Ontario is partnering with the Government of Canada on a new soil mapping initiative that will contribute to the growing understanding of how land use patterns have changed by using new and up to date technologies.

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Licence exemptions examined in grain sector consultation

Posted April 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Canadian Grain Commission began consultations on its proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills.

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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Congratulates Dairy Farmers of Canada for Food Safety Achievements

Posted April 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay congratulates the Dairy Farmers of Canada and its “Canadian Quality Milk Program” for having successfully completed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Food Safety Recognition Program (FSRP).

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Growing Green Job Opportunities for Youth in Agriculture

Posted April 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced today a one-year investment of up to $1.9 million for the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative to attract youth to green jo…

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Growing Green Job Opportunities for Youth in Agriculture

Posted April 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay and Environment Canada and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna to make an announcement to help create green jobs for youth in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

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New Sensor System to Forecast Fruit Farm Pests

Posted April 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is investing nearly a million dollars ($949,322) to develop precision, wireless technology capable of predicting diseases that affect farm output, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today.

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Federal Budget Supports Genomics Research to Benefit Agriculture

Posted April 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Government of Canada’s new Innovation Agenda, Budget 2016 announced $30 million over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture.

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Minister MacAulay Attends OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meetings

Posted April 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee of Agriculture Ministerial meetings in Paris, France, April 7-8.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay to discuss his participation at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Agriculture Ministerial meeting

Posted April 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, April 8, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be available for a media teleconference to speak about his mission to Paris, France where he attended the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) A…

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Joint statement on the scope extension of the EU-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement

Posted April 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

European Union Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today released the following statement:

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Government of Canada recognizes employers at the inaugural Employment Equity Achievement Awards

Posted April 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On April 1, 2016, 32 employers were recognized for outstanding achievement in employment equity in their workplaces. The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and several Members of Parliament presented recipients with awards at one of four Employment Equity Achievement Awards events held in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal.

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers Discuss Sector Developments

Posted March 31, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Oneil Carlier held a conference call today with their provincial and territorial colleagues to discuss issues of importance to the sector a…

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Governments of Canada and Quebec grant financial assistance of $ 75 600 to L’Abbaye Val Notre-Dame

Posted March 31, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, and Pierre Paradis, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), today announced financial assistance of $75,600 for Val Notre-Dame Abbey to implement a quality control and ma…

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Helping Farmers to Adopt Sustainable Technologies and Practices

Posted March 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is investing $27 million to help producers find ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their farming operations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay announced today.

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Statement from Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on Canola Trade With China

Posted March 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today issued the following statement in response to China’s standard for foreign material in canola shipments:

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Canada Regains Market Access for Poultry Meat to Mexico

Posted March 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland announced today that Mexico has reopened its border to Canadian fresh poultry meat, including chicken, turkey and, most significant in terms of hist…

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Improving the Ornamental Horticulture Sector through Innovation

Posted March 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Kamal Khera, Member of Parliament for Brampton West, will be in Brampton, Ontario on March 15 to make a funding announcement in support of minimizing the ornamental horticulture sec…

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Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Beef

Posted March 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $4 million to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) for three innovative projects.

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Biosecurity Standard for the Fruit and Tree Nut Industry Now Available

Posted March 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and partner organizations, has developed new voluntary biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada’s fruit and tree nut industry from plant…

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Government of Canada Partners with Canadian Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Sectors to Protect Canada’s Plant Resources

Posted March 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and sector organizations, has completed a new voluntary biosecurity standard that will protect Canada’s greenhouse, nursery and floriculture sectors…

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Canadian Organic Industry to Benefit from Expanded Canada-European Union Organic Equivalency Arrangement

Posted March 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that the European Union (EU) has voted in favor of expanding the current scope of the Canada-EU Organic Equivalency Arrangemen…

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Expanding Markets for Canadian Beef Cattle Genetics

Posted March 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing up to $2,588,000 to help support international and domestic market development activities for Canadian beef cattle genetics.

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